Sunday, 10 November 2013

Some Ideas For You

Hi bloggers

So I've managed to make a few Christmas cards this week even though I've not been well. I had planned to do a lot more this week seeing as it's my annual birthday week off but alas not. Nevermind it was still good to rest and like I said I did manage to get a few projects done which is always nice.

The plan with these cards was to play around with colouring techniques like using Promarkers, water colouring with distress inks and water colouring using other products I've already got on hand so I've attached some pics for you to see. Don't be afraid to play around with colour or techniques, you'll be surprised what you create.

So the question is - Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

I used my Promarkers (alcohol markers) to colour the image, as you can see I'm not so good with the shading but I like to play around with it.

This one is my favourite. I stamped the image with a distress ink pad and pulled some of the colour into the image with a water brush, again trying to shade it, and used aqua markers to add some additional colour. I also added some sparkle with a Sakura star dust pen - love those things!

I stamped this one in an archival ink (permanent ink) and used distress inks to somewhat water colour the image. I also used a Sakura star dust pen and dragged the ink in with a water brush, that way I find you don't get any harsh lines where you've drawn them in.

I stamped her with distress ink and pulled the colour in and did the same thing as in image no. 2.

I used Promarkers to colour the images in, nothing fancy, no shading and added a bit of sparkle with the Sakura pen and Stickles.

I hope you've enjoyed this and are inspired to start creating your Christmas cards - not long to go now. I will be back soon with more and the better I get at taking the photo's the clearer they will appear lol.

Happy crafting!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Hi bloggers

Hope you're having a lovely start to your weekend, I know I am!  I've started clearing out the rubbish from my craft room and man does it feel great to de-clutter! I've 4 bin liners full already - crazy huh?  I think so!

Just a quick post today but wanted to share something else with you...we have SNOW! woohoo!  I absolutely love it when it snows just don't like the disruption in getting to places but still it's so beautiful!  So here's a couple pictures from my back garden. Almost looks twilight-like.

I hope you have a great weekend! Would love to hear from you.


Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year, New You

Hi guys

Well I know it's already day 6 of the new year and one of my resolutions was to keep my blog updated and keep you posted on what's going on in my little world, but I'd thought I'd finally make a start.

It's taken me a few days to get into the new year but we've now taken down the Christmas deco's and the house feels empty and looks so much bigger, I've also started on my lose weight regime.  It's going well so far and I'm not really dieting per say but I'm eating smaller portions and watching what I'm eating (and keeping a food/drink diary).  I've also been doing Davina McCalls dvd The Power of 3 and it's really good, well for me it's really good and she makes me giggle so it keeps it fun.

I've also slowly started going through the things that I just don't need/want and so am having a clear out of the 'junk' in my house.  Things that are no longer needed got to go.  That feels really good to do too (as well as eating well and exercising) as it's a fairly simple way of making you feel like you've accomplished something even if it's a small area or a drawer.  I'm not going to rush through it either, just going to do it as and when I feel it's time.  I think we try to cram so much into our days/weeks/months that when we don't do it all we let ourselves down and it shouldn't be like that.  This is a positive thing to do.

I'm still hoping to get some video's up and running (gotta get my brave cap on first)!  I am really looking forward to doing that but I'm a bit of a nervous nelly LOL!

I hope all of you enjoyed the festive season and are having a wonderful start to the new year.  They say 13 is lucky for some - let it be for all of us!

Sorry guys forgot to say that I've changed my blog to try and make it fresh for the new year and if you're looking for the buttons/archive/about me/subscribe etc they've on the right hand side of the blog.  There's a little grey bar and when you put your mouse over it they'll pop out. Not sure if I like this as it's not easy to see but we'll see. Maybe you can let me know what you think by commenting?

Take care